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Late 18th C. Miniature British Scrimshaw Globe

Lot 0128 Details

Description
Europe, United Kingdom, ca. late 18th to early 19th century CE. An incredible miniature globe depicting six continents (Antarctica's true shape was not known until the mid 19th century). Using the scrimshaw technique, the artist has carved the other six continents, whaling grounds in the South Pacific, and an image of a king or god on a throne, wearing a crown and holding a trident, across the Atlantic. An excellent rendition of a sailing ship is in the Indian Ocean. The location of the whaling grounds helps narrow down the date of the piece, because whalers did not enter that area until the late 1780s / 1790s. A unique, fascinating piece, especially if you are interested in the history of exploration. Size: 1.8" W (4.6 cm)

Provenance: private Atlanta, Georgia collection, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#129055
Condition
Stable crack across the South Pole as shown. One area of ink marks on the tail of the whale. Excellent warm brown patina from age and handling.
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Late 18th C. Miniature British Scrimshaw Globe

Estimate $600 - $900
Nov 21, 2017
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0128: Late 18th C. Miniature British Scrimshaw Globe

Sold for $1,000
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Est. $600 - $900Starting Price $300
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 10:00 AM EST
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Lot 0128 Details

Description
...
Europe, United Kingdom, ca. late 18th to early 19th century CE. An incredible miniature globe depicting six continents (Antarctica's true shape was not known until the mid 19th century). Using the scrimshaw technique, the artist has carved the other six continents, whaling grounds in the South Pacific, and an image of a king or god on a throne, wearing a crown and holding a trident, across the Atlantic. An excellent rendition of a sailing ship is in the Indian Ocean. The location of the whaling grounds helps narrow down the date of the piece, because whalers did not enter that area until the late 1780s / 1790s. A unique, fascinating piece, especially if you are interested in the history of exploration. Size: 1.8" W (4.6 cm)

Provenance: private Atlanta, Georgia collection, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#129055
Condition
...
Stable crack across the South Pole as shown. One area of ink marks on the tail of the whale. Excellent warm brown patina from age and handling.

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